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Aug 6, 2013 5:00pm PDT
to see how far our labor stand has fallen behind other countries. i want america to be number one, not number one in foreign countries occupied or number one in number of people incarcerated. i want america to be number one in wages. i want america to be number one in benefits. i want america to be number one in healthcare. in australia, they have a $16 an hour minimum wage. in germany, people routinely, as a matter of law get up to six weeks off each year and they get 44 days of paid sick leave. germany is not impoverished by that. they're strengthened. we need to make the same sort of steps here in america to improve the working conditions of the people who work. >> john: i think germany providing their version of medicare for everyone who makes under $100,000 has something to do with that of course. >> germany has had universal healthcare for a century. we're still arguing about it here in the united states. >> john: 100 years after teddy roosevelt ran for it on the progressive ticket. >> that's right. >> john: pushback is the only thing we're getting from our republican friend
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Aug 7, 2013 3:00am PDT
's making news. america's children are slimming down. for the first time in decades, we can say our children are not getting fatter. a study from the cdc that examined the nation's preschoolers found in 18 states, the obesity rate is actually falling. that's the good news. the bad news is the obesity rate held steady in do states. some of the states, ten states overall were examined due to the way data is collected. but a lot of people are crediting michelle obama's let's move campaign for this good news. it certainly helps keep the weight off. >> bill: she's got to get some credit for that. and just raising awareness of the problem. >> absolutely. that's the good news. >> bill: a lot of republicans are beating up on her saying this is silly. no, this is a serious problem. >> it really is. that was the good news. the bad news, of course, if you want to ruin your breakfast, taco bell is here to help. they announced they're kicking off a new breakfast item. they've been trying to kick off a breakfast menu in recent years but this latest hellish creation is the waffle taco. it is a fried waffle
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Aug 12, 2013 6:00am PDT
of america's most vocal critics. we shouldn't forget the difference between the ability of our government to collect information online under strict guidelines and for narrow purposes than the willingness of some other governments to throw their own citizens in prison for what they say online. >> stephanie: talking to you, putin. >> we're not there. >> stephanie: right. [ ♪ battle hymn of republic ] >> i'm with alan grayson. >> stephanie: what did edward snowden get wrong? everything. andrew lightman in the "l.a. times." we posted this up at stephanie miller facebook. snowden is out of his limbo. i hope the food is lousy, the winter is cold and the internet access is awful. >> it is russia. you're pretty much guaranteed all three of those. >> stephanie: i worry more about the damage snowden has done and could still do to strike the right balance between privacy and security. i do, too. he says those following snowden should understand two key points. first, though many things need to be kept secret in today's dangerous world, the line between secret and not secret is stark. the harsh t
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Aug 9, 2013 3:00am PDT
about their making america happen, go to their web site, afscme.org. we're talking about sanjay gupta who startled the medical community yesterday admitting he has been wrong all these years about medical marijuana. he says he just didn't do his research. now that he has, he knows it is good, okay, ought to be legal in all 50 states. we have a documentary about it coming up on cnn on sunday. back to your calls and your comments at 1-866-55-press in just a second. but again, want to encourage you to look into something that could save your life. emergency. it is called emergency link i.d. and think about if you were ever in an accident, god forbid, knocked unconscious, medical teams arrive. they can't communicate with you, can't find out any information about you, solve that problem with emergency link i.d. it is a small tag you attach to your key ring or wallet or purse that tells emergency responders everything they need to know. your medical history, your meds, your allergies, your doctor's contact info and most importantly, whom to notify. that could make the difference between lif
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Aug 14, 2013 5:00pm PDT
something and they're upset. do you really think that me being here in front of 1500 people, that america is going to wake up tomorrow and change? >> john: lewis, i want to thank you for joining us on the final week of "viewpoint." we're going to have you on the clip tomorrow as well. you've inspired me and other comedians for such a long time. and more important after inspiring me you really make me laugh. it's a gift to have you here. stick around. while we might cover the news, up next we're joined by a peabody award winning not fake news line, the one and own brian lair. lewis black, everyone. [applause] >> ... and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there is wiggle room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. >> ya, i consider you jew-talian. >> okay, whatever you want. >> who plays kafka? >> who saw kafka? >> who ever saw kafka? >> (laughter). >> asking the tough questions. >> chris brown, i mean you wouldn't let one of your daughters go out with him. >> absolutely not. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad then me? >> absolutely! >> (singing) >> i
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Aug 1, 2013 3:00pm PDT
of america at all, and we might need to think about the olympics. that's his proud and joy. he loves that part of the world. that's where he vacations. and some say speaker boehner said we can't punish our athletes, they've trained so hard, but our united states policies, our united states foreign relations standing of our country standing for human rights deemed more than the athletes who train? they represent our country. and if our country is not represented properly and going into a country that is repressive, and this is thumbing their nose at america. >> michael: congressman before we let you go your personal life has been in the news a lot this year, unfairly, i think. with an exclamation point. what have you learned from the experience? forgetting the details, but what have you learned from the experience of being in the spotlight like that? >> well, you know, the press, not "the war room," but the other press is oftentimes very irresponsible. they'll look at something and try to find scandal where there is no scandal, then they won't say, i'm sorry, i was wrong. it seems tha
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Aug 5, 2013 6:00am PDT
not on "america's got talent." >> america's got mouth noise. >> stephanie: good morning, kathleen madigan. >> we're so happy to have you here. >> i'm very happy to be here. >> i here iterrized you had -- i theorized you had stopped for cigarettes and i realized you quit. >> i quit. [ ♪ magic wand ] >> i quit three and a half years ago. it was hard. >> but i'm not happy about it. when people go congratulations like i had a baby that i like. i don't -- don't you feel better? no, i don't. i'm crabby. i've gained five pounds. get outta here! i'm not happy about it. and then i went to the lucille ball museum and she smoked until she was 78. i was like see? >> stephanie: are you going to start again? >> you can't show me things like that. >> winston churchill lived on brandy and cigars and lived to be 96. >> back then, cigarettes were at a half cent apiece. >> stephanie: cheaper to get cancer. >> hell of a lot cheaper to get cancer. >> the people go smoking's expensive. it depends on how you look at it. yeah, they're $10 a pack but there's do in the pack so it is only 50 cents apiece. if someone fo
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Aug 7, 2013 6:00am PDT
america's underpants. i wonder what our prison cells will look like when the nsa has us all arrested for thought crime. that's spectacular. [ applause ] >> that's a huge conspiracy theory. that's like way off the reservation. >> stephanie: that and a few burns and we're ready to go. >> we need to pad captain america's underpants. >> stephanie: who got to teach spinning class yesterday? who was on the big girl bike? >> i didn't teach it but the instructor is injured and she asked me to ride for her yesterday. >> stephanie: i could not be prouder of our little girl. [ ♪ magic wand ] >> it is a lot of pressure to be up on that platform. >> did you tell her that was weakness leaving the body? >> my weakness leaving the body. >> stephanie: very proud of you. here she is, noted spinning instructor, jacki schechner. >> stop it. please. good morning, everybody. if you were early to bed and early to rise like we are, you may have missed the president's appearance on "the tonight show" last night. jay leno got pretty serious with president obama asking him questions about everything from hi
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Aug 8, 2013 6:00am PDT
's a precept that's not unique to america, but something that should apply everywhere. stephanie: he talked about russia in general. obama: there were times when they slip back into cold war thinking and a cold war mentality, and what i consistently say to them and what i say to president putin is that's the past. stephanie: you know who this is good news for? >> who? stephanie: the guy with the freaky eyes in all the old goldie hawn movies. dueful lundgren, it's good for him. >> although he is swedish, not russian. >> his acting comes back. stephanie: what a country. >> exactly. >> his real name is probably tim smith. >> i think for the first time since the 1930's, a nazi germany analogy is apt. >> that's what i'm saying. i'm just saying. the white house canceled the face-to-face with putin. obviously this stuff, the lbgt rights and the final straw, of course, the asylum granted to snowden, the state department said we've informed the russian government we believe it will be more constructive to postpone. russian's decision to provide asylum to snowden is a consideration. the kremlin respo
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Aug 6, 2013 4:00pm PDT
government, so overall when you take all the homes, three out of five thunderstorms now in america are backed up by the taxpayers. joe, i find that crazy. does that make me a conservative that i think it's crazy that taxpayers are backing everybody -- why would i? i've got nothing to do with them. >> you sound like you're getting ready to qualify for a job... you have a very significant point here. to ana's point, two things are going on. there are a lot of flippers and bank property investors looking at the market here, that has led to 19% increase in the number of flippers who are buying homes this year as opposed to last year, and a 74% increase over the number of people who are buying homes to flip them, compared to 2011. that's fine if you're looking at a rental market, but not so fine if looking at an ownership market, where you are inflating the price by withholding inventory. the theory is that you're trying to create psychological demand, if the price goes up, people assume it's valuable, you get more people on the market trying to buy the same thing. the problem that we have here in
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Aug 5, 2013 3:00am PDT
to these townhall meetings. >> bill: right. will there be like organizing for america, the offshoot of the obama campaign volunteers. will there be any effort on their part? >> a lot of their early organizing efforts have not yielded big crowds. there have been some embarrassing stories for them, but i think you can expect groups like la razza, and aclu, and there are a couple of big groups that are being run by conservative republican activists, more the karl rove set. one of the chief strategists behind the pro-immigration reform is the director of the national [ inaudible ] under john coren. >> bill: and this is sort of a fortaste, when they come back from this five weeks, right, they are going to have a hell of a -- they kicked everything down the road, right? they are going to have a hell of a busy agenda when they come back on issues on the farm bill, the debt ceiling, where they haven't done any ability to come together. >> and the other appropriations bills, the end of the fiscal year is october 1st. they just tried to pass the transportation and housing and urban development, they lumpe
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